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Level 2

Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 General Welder Year 1


General Welders are fully competent in manual welding using at least one arc process. General Welders are required in a number of sectors for example, the steelwork construction sector. Apprentices will learn to use a variety of welding processes including MIG, TIG and ARC

The course is delivered in the College and Workplace and comprises of:

• Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding Engineering (C&G)

• Level 2 General Welder (Arc Processes) Apprenticeship Standard

• Functional Skills Maths Level 1 (exempt if Grade A-C/9-4 in Maths GCSE)

• Functional Skills English Level 1 (exempt if Grade A-C/9-4 in English Language GCSE)

20% off the job training is a requirement of all Apprenticeships. This will be work based training led by the employer. College Day Release will count towards this requirement.


Candidates will ideally have English language and Maths GCSE grade C/4 or above (if not they will work towards Functional Skills equivalents)

Candidates may need to complete an Engineering Aptitude test to establish current knowledge.

Apprentices must be in paid employment in the relevant industry to cover the requirements of the standard and will ideally work at least 30 hours per week.

Assessments need to be taken to determine suitability for the Apprenticeship and to look at additional support if required.

The Apprentice must have a contract of employment and be covered under their employer’;s relevant insurance.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

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